Students in hairy situation
WACKY hair was the order of the day for Tweed Heads Public School students who banded together to raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.
Tweed Heads Public School principal Jacquie McAllum said the school held a crazy hair day each year as part of the World’s Greatest Shave initiative.
“Each year we do this as our way of contributing to this important cause,” Ms McAllum said.
“This year we raised $140 for the Leukaemia Foundation through the students’ gold coin donations.
“Students from kindergarten through to Year 6 all got involved, including the teachers.”
Ms McAllum said the crazy hair day was a way for the students to show their support and have some fun.
“It’s a way for us to show the students how to contribute to something important like this and a way for them to enjoy themselves while doing it,” Ms McAllum said.
“There were all sorts of crazy hairdos at school this morning; we had feathers, glitter and surfboards.
“The parents were all very creative and really got their children involved in the day. One student told me her mother had spent two hours braiding her hair.”
According to the Leukaemia Foundation, every hour of every day at least one person in Australia is diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma.
Every two hours someone loses their life to blood cancer.
World’s Greatest Shave events will continue to take place across the Tweed region this weekend.